Beyond the Cusp

January 29, 2016

It’s Only Just Begun, the Promises, to Live

 

Yes Europe, you’ve only just begun and by the time it is all over, and that is counted in decades, at the longest, months with the start for Western Europe. Eastern Europe, who attempted to stand clear of the insanity, put up barriers now, before the propaganda war and slow death by infiltration starts. Look to Israel as that is now your fate. Western Europe, you can look to Gaza as you’re half way there, it’s only just begun. Like the song, once you’ve made the promises, “White lace and promises,” you’re married and before you know it, “We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow; and yes, we’ve just begun.” There is an infestation hidden amongst the refugees and they will continue to use the refugees as cover. The refugees will cover because it is all about honor and imposing Sharia. And learn that it is Sharia or the Sharia as there is no need for placing the world ‘law’ after it because Sharia is not simply laws, it is a complete and total lifestyle worked on by the Imams at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Everybody either already knows their future is to be choreographed by these infiltrators because they are the strong ones who can have you and your family murdered, not just in Europe but back home as well. These infiltrators are part of a greater whole and they belong to different terror groups, and it’s only just begun, so many roads to choose, we’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run.

 

Who are these terror groups, you ask? Some are well known though often misunderstood such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Others bring a chill to one’s spine just hearing the word such as Islamic State. Then there are the ones we have all heard their names but thought they were only in far off places such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Hezballah, Hamas and many others you will know by name as things get worse. What, you think we are alarmists? Alarmist is a good definition as we are sounding the alarm and waiting to hear one of two results, the death gasp as a final breath is taken in and released for the final time and Western Europe is no more. You are well on your way when the vast majority of statues were covered in heavy cloth hiding their very form and many of the pictures now festooning the Vatican’s walls have larger outlines of where other pictures had formerly sat and which were obviously larger. Why were all these maskings done? They were done so as not to offend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his visit, a sort of Islam-proofing of Vatican City. Surprisingly all of Rome was not similarly wrapped so as not to offend. This begs the question, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was driven from the airport and passed some of the statues in Rome, many of which have nude women sculpted and some even depict touching, did any of these statues along his route drive him into an uncontrollable frenzy where his masculine virility drove him passed the breaking point? If not, then nature’s sensual pleasures upon seeing explicitly exposed segments of the female image are controllable and suppressed with a modicum of effort. Perhaps it was his education and upbringing which had taught him self-control; imagine that such a feat can be accomplished. This President Rouhani must be a rare specimen of the male human animal to be capable of acting so, so, so European and civilized, and it’s only just begun, sharing horizons that are new to us, watching the signs along the way, talkin’ it over, just the two of us.

 

What makes these groups terror groups, you ask? Well, because they deal in terror. They choreograph acts of unspeakable madness and cruelty targeting the weakest parts of one’s society slowly but inexorably forcing them into a fight or surrender to Islam response almost universally to the non-Muslims in the targeted society. Yes our little friend Western Europe, we understand you simply took in a number of desperate refugees and did not notice this large percentage of young and capable men who arrived without wives or children despite their being right in front of you. This blindness became most evident on New Year’s Eve with the sexual molestations and rapes of women in the central areas where festivities were planned and were completely ignored by the police and other forms of law enforcement. We now have realized it was all some innocent fun which was carried too far. The government is calling the whole set of events across much of Europe as refugees acclimating and teaching the society their new rules of conduct. Some of the nameless have been caught and many released probably under promises they will leave the targeted city. Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker claims “It is important to prevent such incidents from ever happening again. We have heard by now that they (the sexual violence) have occurred in other cities. This of course is not comforting to us.” She further suggested that these incidents could have been avoided if the women had simply kept their attacker at arm’s length, they could have behaved civilly; what did these German hussies expect getting so close to these new and un-acclimated refugees? In addition to the arm’s length rule there has been another chilling blame the victims as the good Mayor of Cologne has issued a partial list of new codes of conduct for the people in her city and likely to be adopted beyond, which include but are not limited to a new code of conduct which includes maintaining an arm’s length distance from strangers, to stick within your own group, to ask bystanders for help or to intervene as a witness, or to inform the police if you are the victim of such an assault. Yep, that’ll solve the problems, and it’s only just begun, we smile, so much of life ahead, we’ll find a place where there’s room to grow.

 

 

Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker claims it is important to prevent such incidents from ever happening again so women should keep strangers at arm’s length

Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker claims
it is important to prevent such incidents
from ever happening again so women
should keep strangers at arm’s length

 

 

The ‘situation’ has yet to really get going. You want a sampling of what is coming? You do not need look that far, simply find some Facebook friends from Israel and ask them what your future will be like once these refugees get settled down and completely moved in. You need to understand, these are simply the first wave, the ones who arrived on their own. The next wave will be their demands to bring the remainder of their family to join them as they too are refugees living either in camps or still inside Syria and no open borders and they will need proof of residence awaiting their arrival. Immediate family becomes extended family which demands expanding to somewhat distant family who would be appreciative if the entire clan, village, tribe, and before you know it they are electing Islamic Party members to the Parliament and they almost make up a majority. The future should now finally dawn upon even the slowest of slow politicians, and then it is only because their plush little position is threatened should their party not have as many mandates as it does now forcing the selecting of a shorter list which will no longer include those sacrificial lambs, but at least these seats were not lost to those evil, ignorant nationalist fools who actually oppose the progressive and open-minded egalitarianism shown by the leftist, intellectual, progressive, caring, warm-hearted representatives of the new gentrified and accommodating Europe. Isn’t life beautiful, and it’s only just begun, to live, before the risin’ sun, we fly.

 

The Muslim population in France has already provided them a taste of their future with days of rage, the Charlie Hebdo and the siege of the Hyper Cacher market and the attacks which swarmed Paris on Friday November 13, 2015, when there were seven coordinated terror attacks. Then there were the Madrid train massacre in Spain, the bus and tube bombings in England and near countless other lesser terror attacks over the years. The truth of what life can be like in Israel where in the past three months there have been at least ten Israelis murdered, and numerous attacks every single day be they rock throwing, shootings, ramming of vehicles into crowds and stabbings using anything from screwdrivers to meat cleavers or hatchets all the way up to fire axes as found on firetrucks used to dislodge or chop through stuck doors. Many of the high and mighty self-proclaimed judges of the wrongs committed by those breaking human rights decencies solely within the lands controlled by Israel with the one mitigating factor being the offenses were carried out in a defensive manner to protect one’s life or to save another who has fallen victim before the assailant has time to kill or maim again as these killing machines will not stop until stopped, will soon be condemning Europeans for their intolerance. They have condemned Israel for protecting their people as it has once again led to a disproportional number of dead from the Arab side and nowhere near sufficient Jews are being murdered. Never mind that there are more Israelis injured and potentially permanently maimed and murdered than there have been Arab attackers killed or apprehended. This may come as a surprise to most as the European media tends to only cover the Arab deaths and ignore the Arab attackers marauding and attempting to murder as many Jews as they are able. Another item they have conveniently left out is that Israeli Christians and Muslims are just as likely to be injured or killed by these acts of violence. Another item left out of many editorials and newscasts is that the majority, a sizable majority of the attackers are young male Arabs with some from Autonomous Palestinian Authority Arabs and a more than comforting numbers have been from Israeli towns. Almost all the terrorists captured claim their attacks were inspired by the indoctrination saturated programs as well as the urgings made by Mahmoud Abbas, played on these channels, all based on the blood-libel that the Jews were assailing the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. This and more of the situation in Israel is coming to Europe and the groundwork has been laid with the first wave of ‘refugees.’

 

The difference is that in Israel there has been sufficient experience and a set-up and effective response which is snapped into place whenever there is a surge in terror activity. There is one item which we suffer from above and beyond the terrorism which condemns any and all actions taken in efforts to prevent or to arrest the Arab terrorist attackers. The sad item is when you as an individual European will also reap the scorn and indignations of your fellow politically correct intelligentsia should you damage the tender psyches of these traumatized Syrian refugees and the other unfortunates who came along with them. These eternal critics who reside in gated and heavily guarded residences, ride in or drive hardened vehicles equipped with run flat tires and work in secured buildings will shove their infinite ignorance down your throats as they will be calling you racists and demanding that you stop defending yourself and instead stay at arm’s length from those dead set on assailing you and plunging their knife, screwdriver or other bladed or pointed instrument through any lethal area accessible on your body. The elites will not be feeling your pain or your fright and they will be incapable of understanding anything you will be experiencing as the terror war increases and spreads into a society all so vulnerable and utterly unprepared. But, as we have been telling you, it’s only just begun (song lyrics below).

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

 

We’ve only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we’re on our way
(We’ve only begun)

Before the risin’ sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run
And yes, we’ve just begun

Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together

And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun

Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together
Together

And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun

April 21, 2011

Is It Investing or Spending

President Obama has taken to referring to his spending proposals as investments, a point he stressed in his last State of the Nation Address. But are these outlays really investments or is President Obama blowing smoke? We were told that we would recoup most of the monies that were pumped into GM, Chrysler, the banking sector, Wall Street brokerage firms, and other failing large corporations and businesses. We were told that GM has already repaid most of their loans as have many others who received bailouts. What I cannot seem to grasp is how, assuming these businesses honestly have repaid their “loans”, we are still so horribly in debt. Even putting this obvious deception of the bailouts being loans of which most have been repaid aside, what about these other “investments” President Obama desires to make with our tax monies.

Some of these “investments” seem to be best described as funding of programs with little or no possibility of giving any return in the near term. I might be able to rant that spending on education could be termed an investment except that since the federal government started investing in our education system after October 17, 1979 the performance of students on standardized exams and even on college entrance exams have steadily declined to where they are becoming a disgrace. Now President Obama wants to invest in high speed rail. There is a reason we do not have high speed rail in the United States, it is economically unfeasible. All high speed rail run by the federal government would be Amtrak on steroids and would burn through our tax dollars at an equally increased rate.

President Obama wants us to invest in everything green. I would love for green energy to be our largest source, but such is not possible with current green technology. We could probably generate a fair amount of electricity using the sun’s energy if we lined all of Death Valley with solar collector systems with thousands of mirrors and generation towers, but would the environmentalists honestly allow this to happen at the expense of the plants and animals and other life forms living there. We already know what the reaction is from most communities when plans to build windfarms anywhere noticeable. If we are going to want to depend on windfarms for power, we will need to get used to them being built wherever there is a fairly constant wind. This precludes relegating them to farmland in the middle of nowhere while having them closer to the cities that use the power is also more economical and efficient. I hope that those who claim that green technology is the hope for our future are correct. On a more realistic note, just as cars and trucks did not replace horses or horse drawn carriages and wagons and so far e-mail has not replaced the need for sending letters, especially when original documents, notary stamps or other validating marks are required, so will we need to rely on carbon power until green energy systems become feasible. Thus, with some scientific breakthroughs in the future green energy will become viable and replace much of our polluting power generation systems currently necessary for continuing life as we know it.

The reason for President Obama’s usage of investment in the place of spending is obvious to any serious observer. If it is investments then we expect a return on our money thus it really has not been spent, or wasted, we will get a return and recoup the money we invested. But if it is spending, then our tax monies are gone giving us no return, just whatever was produced by the spending, be it a road, a bridge, or more government employees (though Obama would probably see more government employees as an investment in more votes for Democrats). Since the news is full of stories about the deficit, the national debt, government borrowing, and all these ills blamed on government prolific spending. President Obama has saved us from government spending and given us these wonderful new government investments. Doesn’t government investment just fill you with confidence that our taxes are not being wasted?

Beyond the Cusp

April 6, 2011

Message From Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld on Free Speech

Update on Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D. and her successful defense of free speech by holding to her principles that caused the passing of laws in numerous states to protect American writers and publishers from libel charges brought in Europe, where free speech is not a right or as protected as in the United States. We first covered her fight to protect free speech by posting a letter from Dr. Ehrenfeld titled A Letter from Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and followed up with another article titled The Libel Terrorism Protection Act Passes in New York State covering the results of Dr. Ehrenfeld’s efforts. We are now following up on Dr. Ehrenfeld’s recognition and being awarded the Sappho Award for Free Speech. Following the letter is her acceptance speech given at the ceremony in Copenhagen. We would like once again to salute Dr. Ehrenfeld for her strong leadership in the cause of universal protection for free speech rights.

Dear Friends,

On April 2, 2011 the International Free Press Society, based in Copenhagen, awarded me the 2011 the Sappho Award for Free Speech. The award recognized my contribution to the preservation of free speech, made through the enactment of the federal SPEECH Act of 2010, “Rachel’s Law” in New York State, and similar anti-libel tourism legislation passed in several other states. The enactment of the laws in the United States is also spurring libel law reform in England, and I hope it will have a wider impact in other European countries as well.

Please see below the speech given at the award ceremony held in Copenhagen on April 2, 2011. Forward it to your friends.

Free speech is a right, not a privilege. We must continue to fight together to ensure that it is not taken from us.

Join the American Center for Democracy’s efforts to strengthen our freedoms in the United States and the world over.

Thank you,

Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D.
Director, American Center for Democracy

Free Speech in a Non-Free World

I am honored and privileged to accept this award from the Free Press Society, a dedicated and effective warrior in the battle to protect our right for free expression. Special thanks to Lars Hedegaard, who helps to uphold this freedom in Denmark by fighting to ensure that reporters can speak the truth without fear of censorship and intimidation by those abusing the country’s inadequate libel and hate speech and hate crimes laws.

These laws are written so broadly as to allow a suit by almost anyone who claims that he or she feels insulted or intimidated by a public statement. The truth does not matter. The prosecution is subjective and the judgment can be entirely based on the plaintiff’s misguided perception. Many European countries have similar low standards for defamation suits. Speaking one’s mind risks civil and criminal suits. The combination of the European Union’s decision in November 2008 to criminalize Hate Speech and Hate Crimes and the draconian defamation laws in member states facilitated the triumph of censorship and the suppression of free speech.

I am fully aware of the threats to my financial and even my physical well being should I say something that some Danes, Europeans, or even foreigners could interpret as offensive. Indeed, your laws have forced me to limit my remarks today. So I invite you all to look at the website of the New York based American Center for Democracy (www.acdemocray.org), a not-for-profit organization that I head, to get a fuller perspective on the issues we cover and the causes we promote to protect our freedoms, including free expression.

I have devoted the past six years to defeating libel tourism and its chilling effects on free speech in the United States follow the American tradition of treasuring, fighting and protecting freedom.

The American colonies rebelled against British Empire to secure liberties denied them by the monarchy and the Church. The United States battled tyranny and oppression in various forms over centuries, as have some European countries. Yet in the twenty-first century, many in Europe and the U.S. have lost the appreciation for the liberties that set them apart from the rest of the world – liberties that contributed to the establishment of free, liberal, and developed societies. This seems to be the prevailing attitude in Denmark, Belgium, France, and a different former British colony, Canada, to name but a few places.

Over the years England, in particular, has become a libel suit hotbed where wealthy plaintiffs from anywhere in the world with even the most tenuous links to England could obtain a judgment against writers from other countries, no matter how carefully the work in question has been documented. Known as a “a town called Sue,” London has become the Mecca for libel tourism.

Soon after September 11, 2001, Saudi and other Middle Eastern financiers of al Qaeda and other radical Muslim terrorist organizations started exploiting plaintiff-friendly British libel laws to silence the Western media from exposing their activities. The financiers’ tremendous wealth and Britain’s speech-suppressive legal framework created a double-pronged weapon of intimidation that succeeded probably beyond what were even the plaintiffs’ expectations.

In addition to deterring the media from exposing terrorist financing, this form of lawfare was so effective that the press refrained from identifying it. This kept the public ignorant of the media’s submission to forces determined to destroy Western freedoms.

I discovered this impact in 2004, when I was first threatened with a libel suit in London by a Saudi terror financier, who I had named in my book, Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It. He chose London’s High Court to sue me and more than forty writers, many Americans included, in London, because he could have never succeeded to prove his innocence under American libel laws.

The problem has gotten so bad, that in August 2008 the United Nations Human Rights Committee acknowledged it in its assessment of British libel law. The Committee wrote that it was “concerned that the State party’s practical application of the law of libel has served to discourage critical media reporting on matters of serious public interest, adversely affecting the ability of scholars and journalists to publish their work, including through the phenomenon known as “libel tourism.” The Committee then warned that unless England reformed its libel law, the “State party’s unduly restrictive libel law will affect freedom of expression world-wide on matters of valid public interest.”

Since my work focuses on exposing the means used to suppress our freedoms, I recognized that it was important to stop this form of oppression. My actions following the Saudi suit in London led to the passage of the Anti-Libel Terrorism Protection Act, also known as “Rachel’s Law,” by the New York legislature in May 2008.

Since of May 2008, Rachel’s Law has protected New York-based authors and publishers against the scourge of libel tourism. It has since served as the basis for similar legislation in seven other states, and more importantly, for the federal SPEECH Act that was passed by the U.S. Congress unanimously, and the only law to gain bipartisan support in the 111th Congress. The SPEECH Act drew the support of a national coalition of most major U.S. free speech organizations, headed by the Association of American Publishers. The SPEECH Act provides American writers and publishers protections from the enforcement of foreign libel judgments from countries with lesser protection for free expression than those provided by the First Amendment. It was signed into law in August 2010.

While the SPEECH Act was enacted to protect Americans right for free expression, it has also spurred legal reform in Britain. The British Parliament is now considering a libel law reform bill, which reflects the American notions of free speech protections. Significantly, it establishes truth and honest opinion as defenses to a defamation suit. The bill will also curtail libel tourism by only allowing suits to be brought by plaintiffs connected to Britain through residence or if they can prove that the alleged defamation affected them there.

I hope the bill passes swiftly and that other European countries soon follow suit in liberalizing their defamation laws. However, Europeans’ free speech rights will remain obstructed until European hate speech and hate crimes laws are also reformed.

I wish the Danish Free Press Society succeeds in its efforts to reform Denmark’s libel, hate speech and hate crime laws that now hinder your free expression. Some of you have stood up to oppression before and I hope that you soon prevail and regain your right to speak freely.

The preservation and advancement of free societies, our Western values and the integrity of our respective democracies depends upon our ability to freely investigate, publish, and exchange information and opinion.

My experience with libel tourism strengthened my appreciation of how fundamental and valuable is the right to free expression.

Advancing the protection of freedom of speech in the United States is one of the proudest accomplishments of my career. I am confident that over the next few years, together with the American Center for Democracy, we will be as successful in promoting effective solutions to the challenges facing the liberties, security, and economic well-being of Western democratic societies the world over.

We should remember that free speech is a right, not a privilege. Therefore we must be alert to prevent any attempt to take it away from us.

Beyond the Cusp

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